Annadale Road Sewers and Stream Restoration BMPs Named Construction Achievement Project of the Year

This project is part of the Staten Island Bluebelt, an environmentally sound and comprehensive drainage management system that enhances existing wetlands and utilizes them for stormwater management.

(NEW YORK, NY – May 16, 2013) – Annadale Road Storm and Sanitary Sewers and Stream Restoration BMPs Project has been named ASCE Metropolitan Section Construction Achievement Project of the Year.

The Annadale Road Storm and Sanitary Sewers and Stream Restoration BMPs Project, located on the South Shore of Staten Island, was completed in Fall 2012. It encompassed sanitary and storm sewer installation in the vicinity of Annadale Road and Grantwood Avenue (designed by New York City Department of Design and Construction, based on the Sweet Brook watershed drainage plan designed by Hazen and Sawyer), and the construction of BMP (Best Management Practice) SB-5, restoration of a 200 linear foot segment of Sweet Brook and creation of a new 500 linear foot stream segment that connects to Sweet Brook, also designed by Hazen and Sawyer.

BMP SB-5 is part of the Staten Island Bluebelt system, the award winning program that preserves natural drainage corridors and incorporates them into the city’s stormwater management infrastructure. New catch basins divert stormwater directly to a Bluebelt where it will be stored and naturally filtered. In order to accommodate and slow this water down so it can be properly filtered, the project included the restoration of 500 linear feet of stream channels, the installation of larger culverts along Grantwood Avenue, and the grading and stabilization of an adjacent floodplain with native plants. The new channel and floodplain will temporarily retain the stormwater during heavy rain, and combined with the culvert, reduce downstream street flooding.

The ASCE Metropolitan Section Construction Achievement Project of the Year award is presented for a major construction project completed within the past year within the New York metropolitan area. The Construction Achievement Award was instituted by the Metropolitan Section in 1966.

Since our founding in 1951, Hazen and Sawyer has focused on two things: providing safe drinking water and controlling water pollution. Our range of services encompasses the planning, design, and construction management of water and wastewater-related projects – from clean water treatment, storage, and distribution to wastewater and stormwater collection, treatment, and reuse.

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